Hoagies Gifted Page
Hoagies Gifted Education Page "the all things gifted page" contains many assorted links including Arts and Crafts, History and Philosophy, Cartoons and Humor, Social Stuff, Biographies, Science Fictions and much, much more. A Home Page for the Gifted Learner!
Tease all the bits of your brain: attention, memory, senses and more. This site contains "Our Top 50 Brain Teasers and Gamers with fun experiments on how our brains work!" This is a great Rainy Day site. Links to different channels on NeuroScience Interviews and Top 30 online articles on the brain.
Cool Math 4 Kids
This site contains many links to keep student engaged on many levels including algebra and pre-calculus. Lemonade stand and coffee shop allows students to work in teams to run a business with real world applications.
This puzzle generation site contains my personal old favorite Word Search, as well as Criss-Cross, Math Squares, Cryptograms, Number Blocks and Hidden Message among many others.
Duke Talent Searches
For Grade 4th/5th
Grade Talent Search provides academically talented students in the 4th or 5th grade an opportunity to enhance their academic abilities. Participants and their families are offered resources and encouragement to supplement their educational experience
For Grade 7
Hands On Activities
One of my favorite science sites when talking differentiation because there is something for everyone. Activities include Fastball Reaction Time, Depth Spinner, Changing Illusions, Calculate the Aerodynamic Drag of the Bicyclist among many others.
Introducing Kakuro, a logic puzzle and the newest puzzle craze from
Mini-mysteries encourage higher level and critical thinking skills that include Solve-It, Quick-Solve, Mysteries by Kids, Chiller and Magic Tricks. Colorful, engaging and easy to navigate.
Self Awareness Webquest
This research projects leads higher level students on a webquest of self-identity for grades 6-8. This project uses various research sites such as Myer-Briggs Personality Test and Learning Styles. Thoughtful and introspective, this project leads students to a better awareness of themselves as talented.
Logic based number puzzle online, but no math required... trillions of puzzles!
http://www.chicago.us.mensa.org/link/elsewhere/smartlnk.html with links related to intellectual pursuits in Science, History, Vintage Computers and Calculators, Intermission, among others
Online practice questions in various subjects, including Question of the Day and an AP link, for students who want to achieve at a higher level. Information on colleges and financial aid are also at this site.
Each year, more than two million students take the SAT. Nearly every college in America uses the test as a common and objective scale for evaluating a student's college readiness.
Tech Trekers Webquests
Student centered and inquiry based, a WebQuest challenges students to explore the web for information and it is an excellent way to integrate the Internet into the classroom. WebQuests have an introduction, a process, a task, a list of resources, a conclusion, and an evaluation. There is one for almost every subject at this site, including Virtual Field Trips, Interdisciplinary and ELL.
This is a link off the Mensa site, a Chicago area gifted parent resource page. Mental Floss page contains Links to Intellectual Sites, Vote Smart, Thinking in Space and Books to Stimulate your Thinking. Thinking in Space has a section on everyone's dream: Becoming and Armchair Astronaut with flight simulations.
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual (Spanish/English) website for parents and educators of English language learners. It has many tips for supporting and promoting reading among other topics. It has an index of A-Z education along with parenting articles and some webcasts.
Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Illinois Association for Gifted Children contains Advocacy, Standards, Networking including Legislation Links and Educational Opportunities. Scholarship deadlines and Event News links are also included.
Illinois State Report Cards
Report cards of schools across the state of Illinois including all State Report Cards, Illinois School Improvement Plans with a list of links to individual schools, districts, charter schools and Learning Technology Centers. You can also find a gifted school using the site's search engine.